Friday, October 12, 2007

On Conditions for Description

click for video: Quicktime / Flash / = direct streaming for Pc

"Context is a particularly critical distinction. In exploring context as a distinction, the first aspect to consider is the power that context has in our lives—whether it is a consciously created, generated context, or one that exists by default. Contexts are normally a background phenomenon—something we don’t normally attend to. But when we take the time to bring them to the foreground — to explore their pervasiveness, influence, and power — something becomes available. When our default contexts are brought to the foreground, and we recognize them for what they are, they lose their power and influence, leaving us free to create, generate, and call forth new contexts for our lives."

Pondering on Zinkernagel's "Conditions for Description", Sam Renseiw voodled some immersive footage into a short visual koan. View the emerging statement by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 511, 01'58'', 11.9MB, Quicktime/mov - direct streaming at

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features a classical, fixed Danish context. (Lum # 41: "guard footage in sunshine", 00'59'', 5.2MB,Quicktime/mov) Other's fine lumiere , click here.

Labels: , , ,